…in the form of Ian Rankin’s new book. John Rebus is back, starring in STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN’S GRAVE!
Anne Zouroudi’s THE DOCTOR OF THESSALY hit bookstores this week. Check out her Seven Deadly Songs playlist on Spotify.
The Messenger of Athens (Lust) - Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
The Taint of Midas (Avarice/greed) - The Beatles - Money (That’s What I Want)
The Doctor of Thessaly (Envy) - The O’Jays – Backstabbers
The Lady of Sorrows (Anger) - Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight
The Whispers of Nemesis (Vanity) - Carly Simon - You’re So Vain
The Bull of Mithros (Sloth) - Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
The Feast of Artemis (Gluttony) - Fat Boys - All You Can Eat
Litograph is taking votes for what their next literary t-shirt should be. The choices are great. I’m personally partial to The Secret Garden, but am open to being convinced otherwise.
Virgin (so much leg room—and I wasn’t even in an exit row!)
Sprees and other assorted chewy, sugary, candies
I, for one, was worried about Life After Life. Could I love anyone more or even as much as Jackson Brodie? Yes indeed I can. Life After Life is intricate, funny, inventive, and peopled with the sort of memorable, endearing characters that I’ve come to expect for Ms. Atkinson. Phew. I can’t wait for you all to enjoy it.
At long last we can post the dates for Ian Rankin’s 2013 US tour.
People get ready, there’s a Rebus a comin’:
1/22: New York, NY- Barnes & Noble Upper East Side
1/24: Los Angeles, CA - Book Soup
1/25: Half Moon Bay, CA - Bay Book Company
1/26: Corte Madera, CA - Book Passage
1/27: Scottsdale, AZ - Poisoned Pen
1/28: Beaverton, OR - Powell’s
1/29: Seattle, WA - University Bookstore
1/30: Houston, TX - Murder By The Book
1/31: Chicago, IL - Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville
2/1: Miilwaukee, WI - Boswell Books/Mystery One
2/2: Washington, DC - Politics & Prose
“It’s important for me to get it right, and it’s a real fear that I won’t get it right…I feel like I’m leaving a record of the city.”
Check out this article about George Pelecanos’s visit to a high school AP English class in D.C. You will immediately see why we are so lucky to work with him.
Here are a few ways to entertain yourself when you must hunker down for four days in a tiny New York City apartment while a hurricane sweeps through the neighborhood.
After watching hours of storm surge on the news, finally crack your copy of Susan Casey’s THE WAVE. Reassess long-held desire to learn how to surf.
Rewatch an entire season of Friday Night Lights. Maybe Season 1, which has the “Mud Bowl” episode, in which the Panthers play an important game in the middle of a cow pasture in the pouring rain. But really, any season would work - other than Season 2.
Consider the power outages and the darkened lower half of Manhattan - and then finish reading the manuscript for Paul Bogard’s THE END OF NIGHT: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light (coming from Little, Brown in July 2013).
Take a break to bake some cookies. Entertainment really works up an appetite (and the warmth of the oven doesn’t hurt when your heat and hot water go down).
Get addicted to the show The Voice. Then sing your heart out as if you’re a contestant on the show when heat and hot water come back on.
Repeat as long as necessary.
For some reason, this image makes me think of Reagan Arthur Books. And so, it must be Tumbld.